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Category: Hydrofracking

What is Hydro-Fracking & How Does It Work?

Hydrofracking

You're probably familiar with the term “fracking” as it relates to oil exploration. However, this successful, well-developed process also works great to increase flow of well water. Hydro-fracking (or hydro-fracturing) can help homeowners greatly improve well water yield. Hydro-fracturing involves using specialized high pressure pumps to inject water under high pressure into bedrock via the well. It involves lowering down into the well one or two inflatable hard rubber “sleeves” or “balloons”, technically called Packers. First, all pipes, wires and the pump need to be removed from the well. The packers are then inflated to seal off a section of the well.…

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